A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fish again

In today's Gospel (Luke 5:1-11), we hear the familiar account of the miraculous catch of fish.

The words of St. Peter seem particularly relevant today.

"Master, we have worked hard all night
and have caught nothing,
but at your command I will lower the nets."

Trying to fulfill the Lord's command to teach all nations, we may sometimes feel frustrated and discouraged as we labor in a darkening world where fewer seem to be accepting the message of truth.

But Christ tells us to put our nets out once more, to proclaim his truth even where it has already been proclaimed and rejected, and to trust in the power of his grace.